The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater (Review)


As soon as I heard that Maggie had a new book coming out, I was desperate to get my hands on it. (As you can probably guess, I am a fan.)

The Raven Boys tells the story of Blue and Gansey. Blue sees Gansey’s ghost on St. Mark’s even which means he is to die soon, and she discovers that he’s a student at Aglioby, the private school. He’s a Raven Boy.

Gansey himself is on quest along with his three friends, Adam, Ronan and Noah. Blue has always been told that she will cause he true loves death, so she attempts to avoid him, but their lives become intertwined and she helps him on his quest.

“There are only two reasons a non-seer would see a spirit on St. Mark’s Eve,” Neeve said. “Either you’re his true love . . . or you killed him.”

The Raven Boys is great, beautifully written with a unique plot, and thankfully didn’t focus too much on the romance. It’s still there, but Maggie hasn’t rushed the process and has allowed their feelings to develop, and it certainly leaves you wanting more.

I love the characters, who are so well written and in-depth that you can’t help but love them. Gansey is intelligent, passionate and oozes confidence and he completely won me over. I also deeply admire Blue, who is courageous, intelligent and slightly eccentric. Together, Gansey and Blue and unstoppable.

The story doesn’t just focus on those two; Noah, Ronan and Adam all have their own distinct roles and personalities, and it was refreshing that they had their own story line.

I would highly recommend if you’re a fan of Maggie or you love mystery or fantasy or magic. Just one hell of a book.

RATING: ★★★★★

Again, I LOVE the cover. Also, The Dream Thieves is now out so if you’ve read The Raven Boys (and loved it), go get it.


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